Dennis Lin explores the very process of object making with which his practice is engaged. He compels the viewer to consider the provenance of “precious”man-made objects in relation to their natural counterparts. Nature’s process is incomparable and unrivaled according to Lin, and his careful treatment of its materials speaks of his deeply rooted respect for the sources he distills, refines and multiplies. Through his work he both comments on and seeks to mend our estrangement from the natural world.
Lin's interest in the multiple and appreciation of material is manifested through a process that often involves collecting, cataloging, and mimicking those things, which he holds dear.